Kerr, Matthew tied for LPGA lead
Cristie Kerr birdied the final hole for a 6-under 65 and a one-shot lead Saturday over Catriona Matthew after the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
The 33-year-old Kerr rolled in three of her eight birdies after making a double bogey on the 12th hole on the Bay Course at Seaview. Kerr capped the round with an 8-footer at the par-5 18th to put herself in position to win for the first time this year and for the 15th time in her LPGA career.
Kerr, who won this event in 2004, had an 8-under 134 total after a round that was played in a slight breeze in stark contrast to the 20 mph wind that blew Friday.
Matthew is looking to become the first 40-year old to win on the LPGA Tour since Helen Alfredsson won in China in 2008 at 43. The 41-year-old mother of two had a 67 on Saturday.
Brittany Lincicome, looking for her first win since 2009, was alone at 6 under after shooting a tournament-best 64 that featured seven birdies and no bogeys.
First-round leader Jiyai Shin (71), fellow South Korean Amy Yang (67) and American Mindy Kim (65) were tied for fourth place, three shots behind Kerr. Brittany Lang (66) and Shi Hyun Ahn (67) were four shots behind the leader.